Time For A Treat?

Twelfth night biscuits

We have a special offer for this month to help lift those winter blues…

If you order Mix & Match 4 biscuit boxes from our website before Valentine’s Day (14th February), and use this voucher code at the checkout:


We will add an extra pack of pot luck biscuits for free!

(This could be any one of our eight different varieties – we will try and add a different flavour to the ones you have ordered.)

You can treat yourself or a friend/friends – use the voucher as many times as you want to! Don’t forget, we can also add a gift card with a handwritten message for you!

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A Spotlight on Our Lovely Retailers

This month we would like to present:

Ripe Village Stores

Church Lane




01323 811811

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Ripe Village Stores is in the centre of Ripe, between Lewes and Hailsham in East Sussex.

The shop has a small post office, and alongside the staples, they stock lots of homemade food (Lesley can recommend their pasties!) and have a well-stocked deli department.

Fresh bread is delivered every day, and they also sell fresh meat and fish.

Their café is very popular with walkers and cyclists – they are known far and wide for their delicious homemade cakes.

They are open:

Mon-Fri – 9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday – Morning Only

Sunday – Closed

Old Recipe Corner

There are so many unusual recipes and ingredients in Lesley’s collection of old cookery books and manuscripts, but today we have a simple recipe for parsnips:

To Stew Parsnips

Boil them tender, scrape them from the dust and cut them into pieces.

Next, put them into a saucepan with enough cream for a sauce, along with a piece of butter rolled in flour and a little salt.

Don’t forget to shake the sauté pan often!

When the cream boils, pour them into a plate for a corner dish, or a side dish at supper.

The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy




Double Cream

1-2oz butter, rolled in flour